Nereus—a soul of her own

Drillship Nereus, designed by a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan's Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME), is the winning entry in the 2003 International Student Offshore Design Competition (ISODC).Team members received a $1,500 prize and trophy plaque, and had the opportunity to present their concept to the industry Oct. 17-20 during the World Maritime Technology Conference & Exposition in San Francisco.The ISODC is a team-based design competition for undergraduate students in various engineering disciplines. According to Andrew Breuer, American Bureau of Shipping, "Its main purpose is to develop a heightened awareness in the academic...

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